1. The State of New Mexico and City of Albuquerque are suing the U.S. government over asylum seekers. The complaint is asking a safe release policy be put back in place. That policy lets asylum seekers go to their destinations while waiting to be processed. It says right now, migrant families are being released in New Mexico communities, without help and it’s burdening local governments and nonprofits. It also asks for reimbursement.
2. People who knew the Utah man shot to death inside an Albuquerque brewery over the weekend are describing him as a family man and dedicated veterinarian. Police aren’t saying why Cody Wrathall, 43, was at the brewery or in Albuquerque before he was shot by at least one off-duty FBI agent.
3. The deep moisture that led to rain across southern New Mexico on Monday will move out for Tuesday. Spot showers will remain over mountain areas but widespread rain is not expected.
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4. One of the Roswell firefighters badly injured in last week’s explosion underwent surgery Monday. Family and friends have been keeping the community updated on social media. They say Hoby Bonham is up and walking and underwent skin grafts Monday.
5. A helicopter crash-landed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, even though it appeared to be an accident unrelated to terrorism. (AP)
The Evening’s Top Stories:
- New Mexico seeks input on how to spend VW emissions scandal money
- Bosque Farms officers write hundreds of traffic tickets
- Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A
- Former Gov. Garrey Carruthers to lead State Ethics Commission
- Santa Fe taking steps to combat worsening graffiti problem
- Two rafters stuck in Rio Grande rescued by Albuquerque firefighters
- Trails at Farmington park closed due to rising waters
- Most New Mexicans are Real ID-compliant as deadline looms
- New Mexico United players surprise young hospital patients